Habitar lo Inhabitable. La práctica político-punitiva de la tortura

Author: Ignacio Mendiola
Publisher: Editorial Bellaterra, 2014

This book tries to argue how torture responds to a political-punitive practice that is embedded in the functioning of the state devices. This is not an admission that we are facing a systematic practice but that the punitive exercise state enabled the conditions of the possibility for their exercise. From this consideration, it opens a […]

A trajetória das artes de governar em Michel Foucault

Author: Leandro Menezes
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Goiás, 2014

This study aims to analyze the problems of life of the governments at the thought of Michel Foucault, between the years 1974 and 1979, especially around the invention, development and mapping of concepts and biopolitics anatomopolitics. For this, the development of our research starts from a careful analysis of the origins of life of the […]

The Government of Life. Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Author: Vanessa Lemm
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2014

Foucault’s late work on biopolitics and governmentality has established him as the fundamental thinker of contemporary continental political thought and as a privileged source for our current understanding of neoliberalism and its technologies of power. In this volume, an international and interdisciplinary group of Foucault scholars examines his ideas of biopower and biopolitics and their […]

La semántica biopolítica: Foucault y sus recepciones

Author: Adán Salinas A.
Publisher: Cenalte Ediciones, 2014

In this book are presented the Foucault’s investigation on biopolitics and biopower, through the courses of College of France. Thus, is possible to find the development and transformation of his concepts around biopolitics. Also, the author shows the different teoretical projects wich has receptioned this ideas on biopolitics and biopower sach as Studies in governmentality, a […]

Por la grandeza de la Patria. Biopolítica en la España de Franco

Author: Salvador Cayuela Sánchez
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2014

The Franco regime had its origin in a bloody civil war that ravaged Spain for nearly three years, drawing a deep and dramatic rift between winners and losers. In the difficult context of the Spanish civil war, violence and widespread fear certainly played  a fundamental role in the institutionalization of the new State. However, the […]

Deuz ex Machina. Animales, dioses y máquinas en la génesis de la soberanía moderna, la economía y el liberalismo político

Author: Antón Fernández de Rota
Publisher: Melusina, 2014

Deus ex machina. Animales, dioses y máquinas en la génesis de la soberanía moderna, la economía y el liberalismo político begins an ambitious project called Zoopolitik. In this first book, the author takes up the traditional distinction between state and government, removing the sense of their respective essences of a mixture of meat, mechanical gears and representations […]

Biopolitics. A reader

Author: Timothy Campbell
Publisher: Duke University Press, 2013

This anthology collects the texts that defined the concept of biopolitics, which has become so significant throughout the humanities and social sciences today. The far-reaching influence of the biopolitical—the relation of politics to life, or the state to the body—is not surprising given its centrality to matters such as healthcare, abortion, immigration, and the global […]

Border as Method, or, the multiplication of labor

Author: Brett Neilson
Publisher: Duke University Press, 2013

Far from creating a borderless world, contemporary globalization has generated a proliferation of borders. In Border as Method, Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson chart this proliferation, investigating its implications for migratory movements, capitalist transformations, and political life. They explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments […]

Sovereignty and Its Other

Author: Dimitris Vardoulakis
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2013

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception but as the different ways in which violence is justified. Vardoulakis shows how it is possible to deconstruct […]

Human Rights as a Way of Life. On Bergson’s Political Philosophy

Author: Alexandre Lefebvre.
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2013

The work of Henri Bergson, the foremost French philosopher of the early twentieth century, is not usually explored for its political dimensions. Indeed, Bergson is best known for his writings on time, evolution, and creativity. This book concentrates instead on his political philosophy—and especially on his late masterpiece, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion—from […]

State Violence and the Execution of Law: Biopolitical Caesurae of Torture, Black Sites, Drones

Author: Joseph Pugliese
Publisher: Routledge, 2013

State Violence and the Execution of Law stages a provocative analysis of how the biopolitical divide between human and animal has played a fundamental role in enabling state violence, including torture, secret imprisonment and killing-at-a-distance via drones. Analyzing the complex ways in which the United States government deploys law in order to consolidate and further […]

Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben

Author: Jessica Whyte
Publisher: SUNY Press, 2013

Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, Catastrophe and Redemption proposes a reading of his political thought in which the redemptive element of his work is not a curious aside but instead is fundamental to his project. Jessica Whyte considers his critical account of contemporary politics—his argument that Western politics has been “biopolitics” […]

Aphoristic Compendium. A tribute to Juan Magariños

Author: Oscar Fernández
Publisher: Dialogarts Publicações, 2012

The philosophical biology is a study field that has a transdiciplinary tendency from which is possible to observe the emergence of new paradigms in biology, according to the worldviews of Fritjof Capra. Those paradigms have an influence on the cultural reality of humanity. From this perspective, the relationships between science & art, biopolitics & society, […]

The Biopolitics in the Physical Activity, Quality Life and the Care Self

Author: Carlos Pacheco.
Publisher: , 2012

The interest of the writing is the existing characteristics identify and to analyze descriptively in the relation activity physics – hiperconsumo as mechanism that sets to work strategies of self-control and government of self. The speech of look after yourself to you itself as technology of me, it has re-formed to the subject thinking it […]

El poder y la vida: Modulaciones epistemológicas

Author: Esther Díaz (ed.)
Publisher: Editorial Biblos, 2012

El biopoder se constituye como condición política y se fundamenta como saber científico. Especialistas en Epistemología, Metodología y Biopolítica, presentan temas cruciales de nuestro tiempo analizando los lazos que relacionan el poder con los instrumentos simbólicos que fortalecen la investigación científica. Se sugieren, aquí, distintos caminos para abordar una Metodología entramada con el control sobre […]

Archivos de Frontera. El gobierno de las emociones en Argentina y Chile del presente

Author: Ivan Pincheira Torres (Coord.)
Publisher: Escaparate, 2012

Estando estrechamente vinculadas a sus contextos culturales y sociales, las emociones expresan aspectos profundamente internalizados. Es así como, lejos de entenderlas tan sólo como una pura expresión de la intimidad del sujeto, vamos a enfatizar que nuestro interés se centrará en cómo las emociones están culturalmente modeladas. Así se advierte que las emociones no surgen […]

Un peligro que seduce

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Cuatro Ediciones, 2012

Este texto, desconocido hasta noviembre de 2011, se suma a ciertas publicaciones—como Dichos y escritos, de 1995, o losSeminarios, desde 1997 hasta hoy— que han renovado del todo la comprensión de los libros de Michel Foucault (1926-1984). En 1968, tan decisivo en el pensamiento europeo, el crítico Claude Bonnefoy grabó sus palabras para hacer un libro muy […]

Insuring War. Sovereignty, Security and Risk

Publisher: Routledge, 2012

Insurance is a central, if until now ignored, instrument of war in the modern period. Ever since the eighteenth century, interaction between governments and insurers in Western countries has materialised in the form of war risk schemes that have contributed to the waging of war and the preservation of peace. The operation of those schemes […]

Foucault on Politics, Security and War

Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault’s controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault’s arguments, clarify the correlation of sovereign and bio-power and examine the relation of bios, nomos and race in relation to modern war.

Il governo dell’Ethos. La produzione politica dell’agire económico

Author: Ottavio Marzocca
Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011

La ragione economica permea profondamente le pratiche di governo della modernità e ne misura l’efficacia sia attraverso il grado di arricchimento – vero o presunto – che esse producono nella società, sia mediante il livello di adesione all’ethos economico che esse ottengono dagli individui. Questo libro mette a fuoco non soltanto le evoluzioni dell’esercizio del […]

Políticas de la interrupción. Ensayos sobre Giorgio Agamben

Author: Rodrigo Karmy Bolton
Publisher: Ediciones Escaparate, 2011

Intempestivamente, Nietzsche enseñaba que la pregunta filosófica más radical es aquella que ha volcado su pasión al oscuro ámbito de la vida. En este sentido, quizás sea posible decir que la escena filosófica contemporánea no sea otra cosa más que una continua experimentación que busca modos de tocar la vida, en tanto la deriva posthistórica […]

Una vita. Pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell’ intensità

Author: Federico Luisetti
Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011

What is the legacy of Gilles Deleuze’s thought? Is it possible to separate his transcendental vitalism from the naturalist vitalism of Henri Bergson and Friedrich Nietzsche? Through a dialogue with these authors and a discussion of biopolitics, the historical Avantgardes and contemporary art, the book describes the contest between a “wild” thought of life and […]


Author: Frédéric Gros
Publisher: Cahiers de l’Herne, 2011

Les ouvrages de Foucault ont tous été ressentis comme des provocations:  Histoire de la folie a heurté la bonne conscience des psychiatres, Les mots et les choses ont soulevé la grande polémique du structuralisme au milieu des années 1960, Surveiller et punir a scandalisé les milieux professionnels de la justice, et son Histoire de la sexualité enfin (tomes II et III) a […]

Biology and Politics: The Cutting Edge

Author: Albert Somit, Steven A. Peterson
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011

This volume examines cutting edge research in the study of biology and politics. Following an introduction from the editors it is divided into two main sections. The first part of the book explores the linkage between evolution, genetics and politics with initial chapters on abandoned baby legislation, a model of action and norms, and the […]

How to Read Foucault’s Discipline and Punish

Author: Anne Schwan, Stephen Shapiro
Publisher: Pluto Press, 2011

Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish is one of the best-selling works of critical theory and a key text on many undergraduate courses. However, it is a long, difficult text which makes Anne Schwan and Stephen Shapiro’s excellent step-by-step reading guide a welcome addition to the How to Read Theory series.Undergraduates across a wide range of […]

Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: New York University Press, 2011

The biological features of human beings are now measured, observed, and understood in ways never before thought possible, defining norms, establishing standards, and determining average values of human life. While the notion of “biopolitics” has been linked to everything from rational decision-making and the democratic organization of social life to eugenics and racism, Thomas Lemke […]

Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben (Posthumanities)

Author: Timothy Campbell
Publisher: , 2011

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell’s dexterous inquiry-as-intervention.Campbell argues […]

Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality)

Author: Marcia Inhorn
Publisher: , 2011

Reproductive disruptions, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, and childhood disability, are among the most distressing experiences in people s lives. Based on research by leading medical anthropologists from around the world, this book examines such issues as local practices detrimental to safe pregnancy and birth; conflicting reproductive goals between women and men; miscommunications between […]

Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Author: Stephen J. Collier
Publisher: , 2011

The Soviet Union created a unique form of urban modernity, developing institutions of social provisioning for hundreds of millions of people in small and medium-sized industrial cities spread across a vast territory. After the collapse of socialism these institutions were profoundly shaken–casualties, in the eyes of many observers, of market-oriented reforms associated with neoliberalism and […]